Window blinds, window treatments, and window products
Sun block window shades allow you to take back control from the heat and glare of the sun.Whether it's complete elimination of the sun or just to block the glare these shades get the job done with little or no problem.
Sun block window shades come in three different categories:
- complete black out or room darkening shades
- light filtering shades
- glare control shades
Complete Blackout Shades
Complete blackout shades due exactly what they say. They eliminate all sunlight period. They are especially important if you work at night and need complete darkness to sleep during the day.
These room darkening shades come in a palate of different colors with a generous selection of trim styles to please the most discerning of home decorators.
These sun block window shades come standard with a straight bottom hen but can be brought alive with a decorative hem added to the bottom of the shade to add visual delight.
They come with a clutch controll to allow them to raise and lower with grace and ease. If you need them for complete blackout order them with reverse roll.
Reverse roll allow for the fabric of the shade to come closer to the actual windown eliminating light leakage. Mount them back inside the cassing as close to the window frame as possible and the light leakage will be nill.
The one negative point to these shades is that the colors just stay there. The beauty of most shades is the light filtering through the shades and effecting the surrounding area. Complete black out shades don't do that they just hang there straight and true keeping all out.
Light Filtering Shades
As the name sugests light filtering shades block the glare and some of the light letting just enought of the light in to create a very pleasant atmostphere.
The light filtering through these shades and adding to the ambiance of the room make them a desirable addition to any room.
Some of these shades such as the Remembrance Dakota-Raw silk are down right gorgeous to look at as well as to feel.
As you might imagine raw silk products are on the pricey side but the resulting look and feel make them a bargain if not down right cheep.
In my opinion the optional hem is the distinguishing characteristic of these sun block window shades. The decorative hem adds not only beauty but it also gives these shades a personality of there own.
Of course like any shade of this type you need to have them all the way down for privacy which means you lose your ability to see out.
Sun block window shades like this are often times use with draperies or side panels tied back and then the light filtering shade with decorative hem in the half down position to create a look that is to die for(or maybe that should be to "live for")
Glare Control Shades
Glare control shades are for glare only. For privacy they are useless but to control glare they are priceless and a must have item to enjoy the view.
These good looking sun block window shades have different degrees of openness. They range from Sheerweave 2000, 3000, 4000, 4800 and 5000.
For those of us who like to gaze with rapture at our surroundings these shades make life enjoyable. I love to sit with a good cup of coffee in the morning and tea later in the day and just watch the world go by.
Anyway if you are feeling trapped by the sun and wanting to enjoy your surroundings then check out those links above break out of your situation and start enjoying your view.
It would be nice if they came with a switch that would allow you to switch on some privacy but unfortunately that probably won't happen.
If you want privacy with these shade you need to put another blind over them or better yet a good looking pair of draperies to close when you want to shut the world out.